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Made in America concertgoers told to evacuate for 'severe weather'

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Girl Talk performs at the Liberty Stage during Made In America 2014 at the Philadelphia Art Museum along the Ben Franklin Parkway on Sunday, August 31, 2014.  ( YONG KIM / Staff Photographer )
Girl Talk performs at the Liberty Stage during Made In America 2014 at the Philadelphia Art Museum along the Ben Franklin Parkway on Sunday, August 31, 2014. ( YONG KIM / Staff Photographer )

A severe thunderstorm forced thousands of concertgoers at Philadelphia's second day of the Budweiser Made in America Music Festival to evacuate the Ben Franklin Parkway for a short time Sunday evening.

The thunderstorm swept across Center City at about 6:30 p.m. and that's when event organizers asked those in attendance to head for the exits.

Less than an hour later, at about 7:20 p.m., ticket holders were allowed to re-enter, according to the festival's official twitter account.

 

On the festival's website, an alert read: "Severe weather in Philadelphia. All persons should move quickly and calmly to the nearest exit and proceed to your vehicles and protected areas outside of the festival site."

"Please seek shelter for your safety. Please retain your tickets for re-entry to the show. We will open gates back up once all is clear."

At 6:27 p.m., the festival's official twitter account tweeted:



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